5-Ingredient Summer Chicken, Corn and Zucchini Bake

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
Baked Chicken, Corn and Zucchini in a glass baking dish

It’s officially June and we’re dreaming of warm, sunny summer days and fresh, flavorful recipes. Summer meals call for seasonal ingredients and easy, breezy preparation. This five-ingredient Chicken, Corn and Zucchini Bake has all that and more, with its fresh flavor and stellar nutritional profile. Tender chicken is baked to perfection with sweet corn on the cob, crisp zucchini and savory Italian dressing. It’s the perfect wholesome, balanced dinner for warm weather and sunshine!

 A Simple Summer Chicken Supper

Baked Chicken, Corn and Zucchini in a glass baking dishJust like the name of this recipe states, you only need five ingredients to put it together: chicken breast, zucchini, corn on the cob, light Italian dressing and grated parmesan cheese. It couldn’t be easier!

Get started by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Cut the chicken breasts in half and place them in a baking dish with chopped zucchini and corn on the cob. Make sure to break the ears of corn in half first!

Pour light Italian dressing over all of the ingredients, then sprinkle everything with grated parmesan cheese. Bake the dish for 30 to 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Finally, set the oven to broil until the cheese becomes golden brown.

Healthy Hacks

This recipe makes four servings, so it’s a family-friendly meal that the whole gang will love! Each serving contains 253 calories.

Baked Chicken, Corn and Zucchini in a glass baking dish

Losing weight on Nutrisystem? This meal is the perfect Flex dinner! You can log each serving into your NuMi app journal as one SmartCarb, two PowerFuels and one Extra.

The Chicken Corn Zucchini Bake is easy to customize! You can swap out the chicken with another protein, such as turkey, fish or even a vegetarian alternative. Not a fan of zucchini? Replace it with another non-starchy summer veggie that you enjoy! You can also add more vegetables to the recipe, such as tomatoes, sliced bell peppers or onions.

Have fun with unlimited Free Foods to really take the flavor of this summer chicken bake up a notch! Add a spicy kick with unlimited cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes. Other delicious spices and herbs include smoked paprika, garlic powder, oregano, basil or rosemary.

More Summer-Inspired Chicken Recipes

Fill up your warm weather menu with healthy and hearty chicken meals! Try some of these other summer chicken recipes on The Leaf:

If you’re looking for easy, breezy meal prep this summer, let Nutrisystem do the cooking for you! We deliver delicious, perfectly-portioned meals directly to your door to help you lose weight, get healthy and enjoy a stress-free summer season. We even have high-protein chicken dinners! You’ll love our Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast and premium Lemon Caper Chicken. Get started with a meal plan today! >

Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 253

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 PowerFuels and 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. chicken breast, halved
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 3 ears corn, broken in half
  • ¼ cup light Italian dressing
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place chicken, zucchini and corn into a baking dish. Pour Italian dressing over the ingredients and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Set to broil until cheese is golden brown.
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